The Steacie Building for Chemistry is named in honour of E.W.R. Steacie, a distinguished chemist who served as chair of Carleton’s board of governors and president of the National Research Council.

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Accessibility Guide

Designated Parking

Closest parking to Steacie Building is located in Lot 2 near the Architecture Building.

Exterior Entrance

Two accessible exterior entrances: main front entrance off Campus Avenue and Herzberg Building walkway entrance to second level. Automatic door opener at first level only.

Tunnel Access

Accessible at ground level, with automatic door opener.


One narrow elevator but otherwise useable. Not equipped with an access package or audible signaling device to indicate direction of travel.


No accessible washrooms in the building. Closest accessible washrooms are in the University Centre.


Pay phones on first level are accessible.

Classroom Areas

Most of the classrooms are accessible. All laboratories are inaccessible unless minor modifications are made.

Study Areas

Some study spaces available in lounge areas on levels 1 to 3.


Tunnel access to cafeteria/lounge facilities in the University Centre and Loeb Building.

Existing Obstacles

No accessible washrooms; no designated parking nearby.


Use accessible washrooms in the University Centre or Herzberg Building. Check suitability of lecture theatre, Room 103, before registering for a course. Take tunnel system to the University Centre for fastest access to main buildings in quad area.